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Poster: Scrim Date: Jun 26, 2007 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Lest we forget about 1984...

I stumbled upon a nice audience tape, and thought I should share it with you all: http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-04-14.neumann.pj.1562.sbeok.shnf

This forum generally frowns on 1984, am I wrong? But this show is a keeper, trust me. Unless you don't like Brent. He stands out well throughout the whole show, it's a nice nostalgic feeling. Check out Essau.

Another reason to take this for a test spin is the nice open sound quality. A couple of simple Neumann U-87's coupled to a D6. Sweet.

There are a couple of minor drop outs, it's missing the beginning of Tenn. Jed, and some other little peskies, but that's what makes this so homegrown. You all like homegrown don't you?

Let it Grow is hot, and Touch of Grey starts off nice and slow with some low Jerry picking.

The classic 2nd set Morning Dew is pretty damn tasty. One of the reviews was damn funny, and I want to share an exerpt of it from PhillySlim:

...at 10:09 like a horn in the distance there's Bobby's guitar line (warning of danger!) but Jerry's driving and stoking that muthf'n engine and Brent's Hammond is screaming give me more RAMMING SPEED!- so at 10:32 Jerry starts HOWLing- I am FREE and we are GOING THERE and I am TAKING you with me - Brent's Hammond screams back NO MORE! I can't take it at 10:43 the engines gonna blow HIT the brakes! but the BEAST in Jerry decides no mercy will be given and Holy S&%^ we can barely hold on- Jerry is BLAZING THE TRAIL - at 10:56 WHOOOAH here comes the CRASH! I can see the pile of metal we are about to become BUT No!Cap'n Trips hits overdrive with a wink at 11:02 and sprays the crowd with cosmic sparks to prepare us for the giant CHROME AXE he pulls out to split our heads with at 11:10 -- WHEEEEEW....

Funny ass sh!t, but the Morning Dew is serious as hell. Then Bobby goes off into a nice Throwin Stones!

I can't write anymore on it and spoil the surprises you will find.

Check it out. It's gooooood.

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Poster: wineland Date: Jun 26, 2007 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lest we forget about 1984...

Here's my take on '84 or any of the pariah years. I can find a gem in any year. I can almost appreciate the gems in the 84's or 95's more than the dime a dozen gems from pristine years. (Well, almost is the key word.) What I mean is they are nice surprises in the years that Jerry was withdrawn. It's like running into a friend you haven't seen in many years.

And PhillySlim's commentary was priceless. I can hardly wait to get home and listen to this on the stereo. I can't recall hearing this diamond in the rough. Thank you.

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Poster: wineland Date: Jun 26, 2007 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lest we forget about 1984...

Scrim's post triggered a memory of a couple second set tapes I had. Went to my rack and found them. So for a second and third gem coming out of 1984 you have to reach for Augusta and Syracuse. Don't underestimate the power of '84!
http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-12-oade.sacks.8795.sbefail.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-20.sbd.mattman.15673.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jun 26, 2007 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lest we forget about 1984...

Oh yeah, Syracuse was an old favorite. I need to dust off those rusty strings and play it one more time...

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jun 26, 2007 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lest we forget about 1984...

actually from 4-14 to 4-26 are all solid shows worth the time to check out worts and all.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jun 26, 2007 5:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lest we forget about 1984...

My apologies for the sexist analogy but 1984 is the heavy set girl you slept with after getting drunk at a party in college. You don't want to admit it to anyone, but you'll probably go back and do it again if you get the chance. 1984 is considered a tough year by some, but I keep coming back. I like for more than just finding gems. I think it's a fun year if you can get past the heatlh issues and deteriorating lead guitarist. Hartford/Maine in the fall and Philly in the spring are just a few to show that they are still at the top of their game.